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What kind of system for my truck?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Sheepdog, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Oct 19, 2009 at 11:25 PM
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    Sheepdog

    Sheepdog [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My birthday is coming up and I want to know what kind of system to ask for. Preferrably under 300. I already have a 12" sub but the stock stereo and speakers suck and I want to ask for a better system for my birthday. What would be the best system for my 02 Tacoma in that price range?

    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 20, 2009 at 6:57 AM
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    stang88

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    personally.. for that budget.. upgrading to an aftermarket headunit will yield you the best reults.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    Gossamer

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    agree 100%. anything else would be a waste of money.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    Chickenmunga

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    Agreed on HU. Big things to watch for are if the controls make sense ("Am I having difficulty now? How much harder is this going to be once I'm driving?"), there's built-in high and low crossover adjustments, and that you get 4V or better preouts. Everything after that is pretty much the same from brand to brand.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    So are you guys saying that when I replace my receiver the sound quality will be improved?
     
  6. Oct 21, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    Burgman

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    yes
     
  7. Oct 21, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    If you upgrade the receiver,

    -The subs will get better since you will be using preamp outputs. Depending on your amp, this may be significant
    -The speakers will sound better. Don't imagine huge changes, but there is a noticed difference.
    -control for ipod, etc.
     
  8. Oct 21, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    Ok. I have another problem. My sub isn't working anymore and its hooked up to my rear speakers. I unplugged the input wires from the sub and when I plugged them back in, ALL the speakers in the truck stopped working. Now only static comes out of the rear speakers. Any ideas on whats wrong?
     
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